The 9/11 Scandal

Folks, fascinating Tucker today on how the US government has been preventing the families of the 9/11 victims from suing the government of Saudi Arabia for being complicit in the attack.

This is a real 9/11 scandal that we need to hear more about.

The Booker Shortlist

The Booker Prize shortlist this year has 4 duds and two really good novels. One maybe even a masterpiece and one simply very good.

I think that’s great for one year.

The duds are pretty duddy, though.

Reviews of the really good ones will appear eventually. I’m a little overwhelmed right now, and one of them is extremely long.


The cartoon is stunning but it’s not really true. Nobody’s attention span is that long. From past experience, I know that the few people who will mention 9/11 in my blogroll will do so to make some tepid partisan gesture.

I wasn’t in this country when it happened and had no plans at all to become an American but I still remember how stunned I was by the vicious reaction of some people I knew to the tragedy of 9/11.


Of course, the favorability lead that Democrats had just a year ago has collapsed:

Last fall, most Americans had a favorable view of the Democratic Party, according to the Pew Research Center. This year, the polling has flipped. Most Americans now have an unfavorable view of the party, no better than their view of the Republican Party. Likewise, slightly more voters say the “ideas being offered by the Democratic candidates” would hurt the country than say would help, according to the NPR poll.

Each Dem debate makes things worse. The candidates are trying to outdo each other in SJW screechiness to the point where one starts to wonder if they have managed to delude themselves into confusing Twitter with reality. All they need to do to win is shut up already but they seem incapable.